News & Events



From the General Secretary

posted Jun 3, 2020, 7:28 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

I want to keep you abreast of things as best as I can.

At this point the Grand Master Reception is canceled for this year.  If we are allowed we will have the June Stated meeting, but that doesn’t look good at this time.  We will have another Virtual Meeting, this time via Zoom.  Look to your emails for the invitation.  To that end, over 40 of the emails I have on file for folks are no longer valid, so If you have changed your email in the last couple of years, please send me a note at ghall@sanjosescottishrite.org so  we can have up to date information.

While not what we want, it is a great opportunity for those of our Brethren that are not local to join in on a meeting.

Next the Night of Instruction for June is canceled.  We have rescheduled  our Speaker, Hon. Jordan Yelnick for the December 1st Night of Instruction.

At the last Officers meeting it was determined that we need to raise our dues for next year.  It has been over 12 years since we raised the dues and we have lost about 40% of our membership in that time, so revenue is way down.  So effective for the 2021 year, dues will raise from $121 to $151.  If this posses a hardship to anyone, they should contact me when the dues notices come out next year.

We also have adopted the alternate dues structure of a set amount plus per capita in calculating dues.  This allows an automatic increase should Supreme increase Per Capita.  (Note, we have heard nothing of such a proposal at this time).  The set amount is $125 and the Per Capita amount is $26 to hit the $151 amount of next year.

This will also mean that Life Memberships will be going up.  So if you are interested in a life membership, please contact me now.  We can even apply this years dues to the amount.

 Age Current New
 Under 49 $2541 $3170
 50-54 $2299 $2869
 55-59 $2057 $2567
 60-65 $1694 $2114
 over 65 $1331 $1661

Finally, while we have been shut down, we have been doing a lot of work around the building.  We have painted, just about every wall in the building,   About the only thing left is the ceiling in the Dinning rooms.  We have replaced all the lighting in the kitchen and stage with modern LED’s which provide better lighting at a fraction of the yearly operating cost.  We are in the process of replacing the 250 or so florescent tubes in the dinning room with LED’s  We have been cleaning and getting rid of stuff that has been accumulated through the years that we no longer use..


We are working on some upgrades, we are getting a new drape for the Stage.  Adding a center channel speaker to the sound system so we can have better sound for things like movie nights.  And we will be upgrading our stage lighting so that we can  improve the degree experience.

I want to thank a few people that have been working lots of hours on these projects.  First Ill. Ken Nagel who has been here almost every day since the Shut down.  Hon. Brandon Duenas and Bro. Art Pasquinelli, who have put in many hours.  Bro. Jimmy Reilley who is an actual Scottish Mason, who even though he doesn’t belong to our Valley has spent many hours painting.  And Angela, who has been leading our crew in deep cleaning the building.

We are down at the Valley every day, so if you have time stop by and take a look, I am sure you will be impressed.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - June 9, 2020

posted Jun 3, 2020, 7:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

 

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

June 9 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by June 5th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Dinner is TBD depending on if we can hold the meeting or not.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - May 12, 2020

posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

May 12 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by May 8th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Cinco De Mayo
If possible we will have a Taco Truck

Otherwise we will have Mexican fare to be    determined

 

From the General Secretary (April 2020)

posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

With the lock down that is occurring right  now over the Covid virus, I wanted to share some updates.

 

The Northern California Reunion scheduled for June 4-6 has been cancelled.  We will have an in house reunion in the Fall.

The Maundy Thursday Event has been cancelled.

 

As of today, the Grand Master has said that no in person Masonic meetings may be held until he informs us otherwise.  As such we do not know the status on the April Stated Meeting.  If the prohibition is lifted we will hold the meeting, if not then it will obviously be cancelled..

 

Now to the more important part.  We know that many of our members and sweethearts are in the at risk category and we hope that you are taking all the precautions you feel are needed.

If you need assistance we are here to assist in whatever way we can.  If you have a financial need please reach out to our Almoner, his number is on page 3. 

If you need someone to go to the store and get supplies, please contact me, so we can make arrangements to help.  I am in the office Monday through Friday, so you can call the office, or my cell or email me.  This includes everyone, if you are not local, we will find a way to get you the help you need.

 

If you just need someone to talk to, give me or any of the officers a call.

 

These are unprecedented times we are going thorough, but it will pass .  Please take care of yourselves, let us know what we can do to help, and when this is over we will get back to enjoying the fun and fellowship that is the Scottish Rite in the Valley of San Jose.

 

Sovereign Grand Commander Visit - November 10, 2020

posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Scottish Rite Mysteries - September 12, 2020

posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner - June 16, 2020

posted Mar 29, 2020, 12:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Stated Meeting Dinner - April 14, 2020

posted Mar 29, 2020, 12:48 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

April  14, 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by April 10th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Appetizers
Garden Salad
Ham
Au Gratin Potatoes
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Bread
Dessert

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - March 10, 2020

posted Feb 28, 2020, 1:28 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

March 10, 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by March 6th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Appetizers
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Crawfish Etoufee
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Bread
Dessert

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - February 11, 2020

posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

February 11, 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by February 7th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Appetizers
Olive Tapenade Stuffed Pork Loin
Rigatoni Marinara
Fresh Vegetables
Mixed Green Salad
Fresh Bread
Dessert

 


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